Charles Mautz

Charles Mautz

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Charles Mautz is the Founder, Managing Member, and Chief Investment Officer of Chinus Asset Management. He has a profound knowledge of overseas markets, including China, India, Korea, Vietnam, and Southeast Asia. At Chinus, Mautz leads firm strategy and activities and oversees all investment activities, including research, allocation, and manager selection. He developed the firm’s focus on investing with locally-based managers throughout Asia. He has also directed Chinus' expansion into equity, debt, and venture capital funds.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • Mautz has held a number of strategic, financial, and mergers and acquisitions roles in Los Angeles and New York.
  • He oversaw subsidiaries and identified new acquisition opportunities for a $1.8 billion division of Itochu, a leading Japanese trading company.
  • He was in charge of strategy and M&A at CMS from 1999 to 2004. He played an integral role in their expansion into Europe and Asia.
  • He was a Managing Director at Aequitas Capital Management, where he led the firm’s efforts to form new fund products and oversaw its fund management activities.